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Poster: tmb Date: Nov 9, 2002 9:27pm
Forum: forums Subject: Open Source vs Public Domain Books ???

Is there a difference in

1 - a book whose copyright has expired and is in the public domain, free for any use with out restrictions...


2 - An Open Source book?

(Question because: Open Source software comes with a licence that mandates certain things regarding it's use and distribution.)

Thanks for any info - tmb

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Poster: brewster Date: Nov 11, 2002 11:00pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Open Source vs Public Domain Books ???

We use the name "open source" generically in this case. The uploaders can pick which license they want to put the books under (including no license: PD).

while it is a bit of a debate, it appears that digitized PD books are still PD. digitizing books does not seem to pass the originality test to reset copyright. but then again, I am not an all knowing lawyer :)


This post was modified by brewster on 2002-11-12 07:00:34